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PBS
Dec 24, 2012 4:00pm PST
of violence. it comes just 10 days after a shooting killed 26 people at a connecticut primary school. a report from washington. >> a fire in the early morning in a comfortable lakeside community. the phone call that brought forth small town firefighters to the blaze, and out of nowhere, a tragedy on christmas eve. >> all four firefighters were shot at the scene. one firefighter was able to flee the scene on his own, and the other three were p&l in the location. >> two firefighters died of their wounds at the fire, and it took an armored personnel carrier to evacuate residents. the town is distraught. >> it is a very difficult situation. >> a heightened awareness to this kind of violence in light of what happened in connecticut, and i just want everyone to remember that it is christmas eve. we have families who are in pain and crisis today. >> all week, they have been burying the dead in newtown, connecticut, and all week, the argument over the kind of guns available in america and the kind of people that can get all of them. it has gone back and forth. while the fire he said raged, t
PBS
Dec 14, 2012 4:00pm PST
. >> connecticut has some of the strictest gun control laws in america get as you suggest it is very easy for weapons to move across this country, in my experience come whenever one of these mass shootings happens, it does not lead necessarily to tighter gun control. >> sadly, that is the case. typically, when such incidents occur, you have different agitations of those events. you have one set of individuals who say that we have to do something to strengthen our gun laws. then you have another group of individuals who say that we made it easier for teachers to have guns in public schools or what i consider to be rather fantasy come rather bad ideas. there are too many people who have this notion that the way we are going to solve this problem is to simply have more citizens armed and ready to respond in a uruguay to take down the bad guys. >> which is of course a very difficult thing to implement but do you think that this might be different because the age of the children perhaps in trying to tighten those loopholes and allowing people with mental illnesses or psychological promise to have
PBS
Dec 17, 2012 4:00pm PST
come all the way from rwanda. it was sent to this school in connecticut for the memorial. as you have seen here over the last few days, do you have a sense that the town has almost gone from a state of shock into a real grief and anger? >> this is the stage that everyone he last had anything to do with this tragedy will tell you this is one the great turns to anger. particularly in a case like this or they're so difficult to find any rational reason for what happens. the sense i also get is that people will tell you they do not want to be defined by what has happened here. in the and they want their strength and their love for their children, they want that. they do not want to be defined by what has happened. it is tragic. the yes, it feels like the entire world has descended on the tragedy. people here are resilience. they feel that ultimately they will be able to move on. >> on the issue of the control, people here have had very mixed reaction to what president obama said last night. >> this is the quintessential new england town. this is where the pilgrims landed in the 17th
WHUT
Dec 18, 2012 7:00am EST
midday in london, 7:00 in the morning in connecticut, 2:00 in the afternoon in south africa, where the president has survived a challenge from within the ruling african congress. he was reelected at a park -- at a party conference, making him the overwhelming favorite to win the nationwide general election next year. home and dry, plenty of people think that the allegations of mismanagement that followed him make him and unsuitable man to be presiding over the party that nelson mandela once led. our bluebird -- our editor, john simpson. >> the first world. clean, tidy, prosperous. even the bicycles are the top of the range. the black middle class in south africa is now 3 million strong. this place is where the amc was founded centuries ago. today the leaders enjoy the trappings of power. they remain remarkably relaxed. not even the discovery of a white extremist a bomb plot will shake them. still, all is not well for the party. the affable president has been challenged by his deputy. the president himself has been strongly accused of corruption. >> we can stop corruption in its tracks.
WETA
Dec 17, 2012 6:00pm EST
this school in connecticut for the memorial. as you have seen here over the last few days, do you have a sense that the town has almost gone from a state of shock into a real grief and anger? >> this is the stage that everyone he last had anything to do with this tragedy will tell you this is one the great turns to anger. particularly in a case like this or they're so difficult to find any rational reason for what happens. the sense i also get is that people will tell you they do not want to be defined by what has happened here. in the and they want their strength and their love for their children, they want that. they do not want to be defined by what has happened. it is tragic. the yes, it feels like the entire world has descended on the tragedy. people here are resilience. they feel that ultimately they will be able to move on. >> on the issue of the control, people here have had very mixed reaction to what president obama said last night. >> this is the quintessential new england town. this is where the pilgrims landed in the 17th century. the right to bear arms is felt as a v
PBS
Dec 19, 2012 4:00pm PST
connecticut, president obama bows to do something about guns. taking a spin through time, a rare discovery reveals the first christmas recordings that are sure to put you in a festive mood. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. banks are in the business of making money, but today u.b.s. was forced to pay a massive amounts for actions federal regulators called shocking. the penalty was levied for trying to manipulate a key interest rates that affect our rowers around the world. the u.s. is hardly alone -- u.b.s. is hardly alone in having to pay. >> caught trying to manipulate important interest rates and punished with 940 million pounds of fines and confiscation of ill-gotten gains. >> this is some of the most shocking behavior we have seen to date. this was prevalent across the firm for five years when people were seeking to manipulate an internationally used benchmark used for millions and trillions of pounds of contracts in order to benefit their own trading position. >> u.b.s. traders colluded with other firms in market rigging. one u.b.s
PBS
Dec 21, 2012 4:00pm PST
also around the globe. one week after the horrifying shootings in newtown, connecticut, which left 20 children and six adults dead, the nation's top today to remember the victims, but it was also the day the country's leading gun lobby, the national rifle association, chose to lay out its case for why armed guards at every u.s. school would help prevent similar tragedies in the future. the bbc's north america editor reports. >> the church bells tolled out the exact time when a week ago a young man with an assault rifle began his massacre of children. they stood in prayer and in silence in the rain. in a town still numb, the bells tolled 26 times, one for each of the victims of the school. inside the white house, president obama and his staff since silent for a minute. beyond the grave, resolution. in a new video, he has promised he will push for a ban on assault rifles. >> i will do everything in my power as president to advance these efforts. if there's even one thing we can do as a country to protect our children, we have a responsibility to try. >> shame on the nra. >> there are th
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